Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Our First Cruise

Sail Date: June 25, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

The ship was clean, tidy and well lit. The ship diagrams on each level were helpful too. The Centrium and stair ways sparkled and were a good photo taking place.

Pros: The variety of activities for all age

Cons: The first night, we walked up to the dance floor of the Boleros Lounge and the speakers' volume was too loud (for me). My ear drums felt swollen shortly after and stayed like that for two days.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? Yes!

Children's Programs
Our three teenage boys liked the basketball area, table tennis, and pool party. They didn't participate in the kid's club activities.
Ship Quality
We used several washrooms around the ship and they were always clean. I especially liked that they had hand sanitizers in several places.
Food and Dining
The variety of food served on buffets and on the restaurant menus were more than enough for our family of five. We especially liked the variety of fruits and vegetables. Also, we liked that in addition to water, we could get lemonade/fruit punch, and unsweetened iced tea.

The only disappointment was the ice-cream (both self-serve and waiter served from scoop one night). It was always an icy type of ice-cream, not creamy like we get at McD's or grocery store.
Cabin / Stateroom
Condition was clean. Well lit, ample towels and hangers.
The TV remote needed new batteries.
Service and Staff
All good experiences with staff. Our restaurant waiter gave our table of 11 "brain teasers" to solve each night which we all enjoyed. Our room attendant made towel animals for us which were a nice surprise.
We liked the dance instruction; we learned Salsa for the first time. We also liked the games like "Where in the World am I?".

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